While a quarter of driving happen at night, more than half of driving deaths occur at night.
I am not saying this to make you scare of night driving.
Many of us don’t like night driving, though.
Sometimes, it can be annoying, especially when someone flash their headlights at you. It makes you want to go crazy.
Don’t. It’s part of night driving.
I usually don’t recommend night driving, especially for new drivers.
You better learn how to drive during the day than night.
So what’s it about night driving and how can you prevent yourself from accidents that happen during this period?
First, you need to aim your headlights correctly as not to confuse the other driver.
Second, dim your instrument panel and dash lights.
Your forward vision is the most important. There should be no light distracting you from looking forward.
Third, don’t wear the wrong glasses.
The Sunglass Association of America says that yellow-lens glasses sold for night driving only make you think you see better. You don’t.
It is best to avoid sunglasses at night. In fact, I will advise you to avoid any glasses if you can do without them while driving at night.
The sunglass industry folks say you’ll see the most light without glasses—antireflective coated or not.
If you live in a country, you should know that animals are everywhere especially during the night.
An encounter with a wildlife can be devastating to you, the beastie and your car.
It’s easy to spot animal eyes as a reflection of your headlights.
If you are encountering a large animal, the best strategy is to slow down as best as you can.
If you want to steer around a deer, they will follow your lights and move in front of you.
Fourth, don’t look at incoming lights too much as they can quickly affect your concentration on the road. It’s easy to get distracted by those lights.
There are a lot more you should know when driving at night.
That is why I recommend you attend a great driving school around me.
For me, that’s Access2Drive, one of the best driving school here in Queens.